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Elite Thyme 8 Greenhouse 8 x 12 ft
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Offering so many choices, the Elite Thyme 8 8ft x 12ft Greenhouse can be developed into a highly personalized and productive space whose old world charm is more than matched by contemporary features.
With a reputation for strength, the rust, rot resistant and rigid aluminium frame has extensive bracing and an integral base. To enhance its appearance and provide hardwearing protection, a powder coating can be added in one of several UV resistant colours.
At 12 ft long there is a spacious growing area that is brightly lit either by standard toughened glass or polycarbonate which will disperse light more evenly and save you money during the winter as it has better insulating qualities. Coloured bar capping is available to seal both types of glazing.
Whether the greenhouse is positioned on a dwarf wall or freestanding, access is easy through wide double doors. The low threshold will be appreciated by disabled gardeners and doors can be fitted at the far end as well if needed.
Every gardener realises that greenhouse ventilation is an important consideration, and excellent air circulation is guaranteed by two roof vents and two louvre windows. Automatic openers are an option and extra vents and windows can be installed to increase the air flow which is so essential to regulate summer humidity and temperatures.
Shelving and staging supplement the diamond shelf that is already in place and other choices include practical items such as water butts, heaters and a collection kit for rainwater together with more decorative roof crestings and finials.
Elite Thyme Features:
- Lockable Double Dropped Doors
- Low Threshold (suitable for wheelchairs and wheelbarrows)
- Strong Integral Gutters and Robust Eaves
- Corner Bars For Extra Stability
- Cantilever Supports On Every Other Bar
- Rigid Aluminium Frame - Will Not Rust or Warp
- Stainless Steel Clips to Prevent Rust
- Supplied As Standard With Full Length Frame/Glass
- Includes Integral Base
- Includes Two Roof Vents
- Includes Two 5 Blade Louvres
- Includes Cresting And Finials
- Includes Diamond Shelf at Rear
- 10 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
- External Height To Ridge: 254cm (8ft 4ins)
- External Height To Eaves: 166cm (5ft 5½ins)
- External Width: 255cm (8ft 4½ins)
- External Depth: 382cm (12ft 6½ins)
- Door Opening Height: 191cm (6ft 3ins)
- Door Opening Width: 89cm (2ft 11ins)
*dimensions for standard glass to ground option, dwarf wall dimensions will differ.
Please Note: Photographs may show both standard and optional extra features that can be purchased separately.
Select Your Options
Option 1 > Choose Your Frame Colour
Please select from the following ten frame colours. Milled Silver aluminium is pre-selected by default and is the standard option. However, powder coated frame options are also available at an additional cost.
Option 2 > Choose Your Greenhouse Glass
We offer two different types of glazing: single sheet Toughened Glass or 6mm Polycarbonate Glazing.
Please Note: Greenhouse glass images below are for guidance only.
Option 3 > Bar Capping?
Bar capping is a continuous strip glazing system used instead of glazing clips, this gives a far neater streamlined appearance and helps to stop rainwater seeping through the glass seams. It's made from PVC and is UV treated for long term weatherproofing.
Option 4 > Additional Rear Double Doors?
Having double doors at the rear of your Greenhouse is very convenient because you will be able to gain access from both ends and walk straight through your Greenhouse with ease.
Option 5 > Cambered Door Sill and Support Plate
Option 6 > Delivery Options
Standard Delivery within Mainland England, Wales and Mainland Scotland is inclusive. Although, we can still deliver to northern and remote parts of Scotland as well as Northern and the Republic of Ireland at an additional cost, as per these delivery options.
See our Elite Greenhouse Delivery Guide (inc areas in Scotland classed as 'mainland' by our delivery company)
Option 7 > Discuss with an Elite Technician
Option 8 > Dwarf Wall Modification
If you intend on situating your greenhouse onto a Dwarf wall, then please select this option and we will arrange this for you depending on your planned wall specification.
The charge for a customised dwarf wall modification is an ADDITIONAL 40%. We will confirm this price by e-mail to you and we will contact you to determine the exact height you require.
Accessories > Ventilation?
Ventilation is essential for any greenhouse no matter the size to ensure that the humidity and temperature inside provides the best growing experience for your new plants.
Accessories > Staging?
These 6ft long aluminium and 4ft wooden staging units allow extra workspace along the sides of your greenhouse.
Purchase two sets of aluminium staging to fit across one side, or four sets to fit across both sides of your greenhouse.
Alternatively, why not go with the more traditional wooden staging, which you will need to purchase 3 sets to fill one side inside your greenhouse, or 6 sets to fill both sides.
Accessories > Shelving?
By adding a shelf or two to your greenhouse, you'll have added workspace areas to store small tools, pots and seedlings. Each set of shelves comes complete with the necessary braces to install them to your Elite greenhouse frame.
You may decide to purchase two sets of 6ft staging to fit one full length (12ft) inside your greenhouse, or alternatively purchase four sets of 6ft shelves to fit along both sides of your greenhouse.
Accessories > Heating?
Accessories > Water Systems?
Important Covid-19 Update - Monday 5th October 2020
Delivery timeframes have been extended to up to 22 - 24 weeks for aluminium frames and 30 weeks for powder-coated frames due to delays and carrier restrictions during Covid-19.
(this is a further increase from the original increase of 10 - 14 weeks for aluminium frames and 16 - 20 weeks for powder-coated frames which were set in place from Wednesday 15th July)
Fast Free Delivery within Mainland England and Wales Only.
Extra charges will apply to Scottish Highlands and Islands. In some cases we can even deliver outside the mainland e.g. Channel Isles and arrange the VAT element for you. In all instances please contact us today for a personalised quote.
Delivery will typically be made within 30 working days (bespoke coloured frames 30 - 40 days) but may be extended during busy times of the year. For larger products, the carrier will call and book in a convenient delivery date. For other products, a delivery date will be provided by email from the carrier, which will include a link to allow tracking online.
Bespoke Product Procedure
This product range is made to order on an order-by-order basis, therefore is exempt from our usual cancellation and returns policy. Any cancellations after your order has started production may not be able to be cancelled or may be subject to cancellation charges. Although a very rare occurrence, this does not affect any orders that arrive damaged or faulty, whereby our normal terms on receiving a faulty product will apply.
Vehicles We Use
Items will be delivered on larger lorries which can get to most places it's typically, a 15 ton lorry which is about the size of a dustbin lorry, this will depend on the item that is being delivered and should you have any concerns with restricted access to your property we ask you to contact us prior to placing an order.
Unloading Of Your Delivery
Due to the nature of this product, delivery will be made to the front of the property to the nearest location. Our drivers will not carry these items inside your home or back garden. When the item is delivered on a pallet, the pallet and packaging are non-returnable. Goods can only be manoeuvred on a flat and level surface (i.e. not a gravel driveway) by a pallet truck. On some occasions the driver will split the package to assist with manoeuvring of the item. Once you are happy, we will ask you to check the condition of the goods and sign for the delivery.
Elite Greenhouse Information
Please Note: Some retailers offer non-genuine copies of Elite greenhouse frames or Elite frames along with non-genuine glazing, bases, powder coating, staging and accessories. When purchasing from GardenSite, you are buying 100% genuine and official Elite products including the frame, glazing and accessories. All painted frames are protectively wrapped; all bases are aluminium; all fittings are stainless steel and only high tensile bolts are used.
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